2013 Toyota Prius vs 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Car Reviews — 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Turbocharged Hybrid

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Turbocharged Hybrid

Can a hybrid newcomer take on the

Mike Schlee Jun. 06, Photos by Adam Wood and Blanchette. Video by Adam and Chris Blanchette

Volkswagen and have never really along. Ever since the car unleashed the original Beetle the world, the manufacturer has continued to the beat of its own drum. Case in over the past decade have become all the rage, but has resisted this trend and to combat these half-breed fuel misers with an range of TDI diesel models. In nearly every model in line-up features a diesel version.


All-new for the Jetta Hybrid adds yet engine to the German automaker’s bringing the total number of flavors up to five. The 1.4-liter four-cylinder engines produces 150 hp and 184 of torque. It is part of a hybrid that includes an electric and clutch connected to the gasoline The electric motor produces 27 hp and 114 of torque. Total output 170 hp while total torque 184 lb-ft due to transmission limitations.

That transmission is a first for a being a seven-speed, DSG dual-clutch gearbox. It employs a dry-clutch instead of the usual wet-clutch seen in other Volkswagen

With solid power on tap the car is to reach 60 mph from a standstill in than 9 seconds, which is quick for a hybrid. The combination of the power plant and DSG transmission there is a momentary hesitation initial throttle tip-in, can be a little disconcerting when on steep inclines as the car tends to back.

The Prius sticks to what has it a success all these years. means the tried and true Atkinson cycle hybrid continues to power the Prius. The four-cylinder engine makes 98 hp and 105 of torque and is paired to an electric that creates 80 hp and 153 lb-ft of Total output from the two is 134 hp which may be much lower the Jetta, but the Prius does a weight advantage tipping the at 3,042 lbs. vs. 3,302 This allows the Prius a continuously variable transmission to achieve the 0-60 mph run in 9.8 seconds, is only a second behind the Hybrid. However, in regular driving, throttle response is far than the turbocharged Jetta


On the the Prius’s CVT does droan a but low rpm vibration is much better the Jetta Hybrid. Both offer a smooth ride, but the Hybrid shudders a bit when away from a stop, like Volkswagens TDI models. much smoother, the Prius quite a bit of throttle input to away from a stop any speed, which can have a effect on fuel economy. If power is called for, the does have a Power and the Jetta a Sport mode. improve responsiveness with a hit in fuel economy.

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